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Donald R. Roy, Sr.

January 19, 1938 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 80)

Donald Rajendra Roy passed away peacefully at home in Seaside, CA on December 28, 2018. 

He was born 1938 in Bangalore, India to A.S.M and Susila Roy. 

Eldest of more than ten children, he left home at a young age to serve in the Indian Navy. He moved to United States in 1964 to attend Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1974 and settled in Seaside, CA in 1976.

After a decades-long career as a sociology professor and college administrator at the Fort Ord army-education center of Chapman College, he had busy retirement (especially in half-marathons) and was known to many on the Monterey Peninsula.

He was active at the Monterey Sports Center, the Monterey and Seaside Public libraries and many local churches. His wish was for his home to remain a center of spiritual study and meditation.

He is survived by three children:  Donald R. Roy Jr, Rajendra Roy and Rachel Roy and three granddaughters.

Please consider a donation to the ASPCA in lieu of flowers.

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